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, kentucky, tonight, good evening. >> reporter: hey, brian, to you, vice president joe biden will be there at that table, paul ryan the other table. congressman ryan comes into this debate, riding the republican wave of momentum the forward progress is what vp biden hopes to stop in its track. before taking off today, vice president joe biden was in a boxing mood, hinting he wouldn't be the one on the ropes tonight. congressman paul ryan got the rock star treatment tonight, walking the rope line, signing autographs, and posing for pictures. it is the second stage for joe biden. but many are questioning just which joe biden will show up. the emotional guy next door type. >> i don't know what it is like to have a child you're not sure is going to make it. >> reporter: or the feisty guy. they are going to put you back in chains >> i mean, this guy just is not bright he was not at his best last week against mitt romney in denver, the president admitted. there was pressure to score, the maryland congressman played the part of ryan in six mock debates, detailed down to a set. actin
debate. and the big moment will be joe biden, and paul ryan, you see them prepping in a way they have not done before. they have done a lot of mock debate sessions with joe biden. paul ryan has never been on this big a stage before. he has reviewed the sarah palin debate, watched joe biden's speeches to try to get a sense of joe biden. they will be seated. but i can tell you the republicans are a bit nervous about this, because joe biden is very good in settings like this, because -- being a former u.s. senator. >>> now, andrea, what was the chief takeaway from the speech that romney gave today. i know he did emphasize for a while, libya, of course that has been an ongoing situation for the united states. >> reporter: in fact, it was all benghazi, benghazi, benghazi and that is really the reason, the romney campaign attacking the white house on foreign policy, they believe that the white house is lacking in the foreign policies. they worry that the al-qaeda affiliates were active in the militias. darryl issa is holding hearings this wednesday, focusing in part on this e-mail from the
. >> we were asked to come out and be santa. ♪ ♪ ♪ santa claus is coming >> joe put on his santa suit he used visiting shelters and community centers. judy became mrs. claus. and together, they helped bring the hopes back to alviso. >> to see all the poor little kids standing in line to see santa. they had nothing. we left there, you know, the first thing my husband said, oh, gosh, mom, i hope some day we can make enough money to buy them a present. >> the santiagos have been delivering presents for 29 years now. four generations are now santa's helpers in alviso. >> when i visit alviso. i hope out. >> part of what we do in the holidays, that saturday. it's fun. >> judy and joe were both single parents. he had four children. judy raised three. and it was not love at first sight. joe coached a baseball team against judy's son. >> i can remember one day, joe came out of the dugout. he was the rival coach. she basically yelled at him. told him to go sit down and be quiet. chased him back into the dugout. >> reporter: the couple later mended fences. >> walked you down the aisle. >> they marr
and joe klein. the new jobs report gives the obama campaign a much-needed assist after the debacle wednesday night in denver. the debate's closing statements told the tale. the president was down and mitt romney was up. >> you know, four years ago we were going through a major crisis, and yet my faith and confidence in the american future is undiminished. >> it's an important election and i'm concerned about america. i'm concerned about the direction america has been taking over the last four years. what kind of america do you want to have for yourself and your children? chris: and the impact wednesday night can be seen at least four ways. first the media consensus, from the left, center and right. the media called the president's performance a failure and say mitt romney may get a second look now. second, the g.o.p. got a lift. the entire party from fundraising got a pick me up. third, first impressions. voters just tuning into this contest got a view of mitt romney better than anything he's done before. and fourth, big mo. the momentum had been going the president's way and appea
salesman persona. >> reporter: joe was the finance manager at pete's auto. he was at the dealership the day the new guy started. >> he was very sure of himself, to the point of a little bit smug. in montana, where you have a lot of down-to-earth meat-and-potatoes people, where they're very friendly towards one another, having somebody with a smug, cocky attitude isn't going to go over very well at times. >> reporter: still, joe was friendly in the way montanans are known for. he gave the guy the benefit of the doubt. one sunday evening, they got to talking. joe says the new salesman told him how he used to be a successful stockbroker, had a beautiful lakefront home in texas. they even looked up his property on google earth. so why on earth, joe asked, would someone leave all of that and come to great falls? >> he had had shared that his wife and a couple of her friends had taken their yacht down to the gulf of mexico, and were going to go sailing for the weekend. during that time, a storm ensued, and the boat was capsized, and his wife and her friends all perished along with the boat. so he
. but the focus now, tomorrow's vice presidential showdown >> reporter: but 69-year-old joe biden, and paul ryan, younger, with no experience in such a debate, recalling differences in the matchup. they recalled sarah palin in the 2008 prep. >> instead of it being risky that joe biden is more seasoned and paul ryan is younger, they both have strengths that they bring to this conversation. >> reporter: and paul ryan arrived in kentucky late this evening, brian, greeted by his wife and mother and an enthusiastic crowd. his opponent, vp biden, will arrive there after resting up in his own bed in delaware. >>> and peter alexander starting us off today, our political director and chief white house correspondent, chuck todd is with us from the site of tomorrow night's debate in danville, kentucky, and chuck, set the scene tonight, the advance buzz, this has been called an epic generational debate, of course it takes on more importance given the first debate at the top of the ticket. >> reporter: well, the college here, centre college, they call it the thrill in deville, this is the second time they ho
on this afternoon's show. >>> more loans to tesla. we'll look in business news. >>> straight to decision 2012, joe biden and paul ryan face off tonight in kentucky and the only vice presidential debates. after last week's strong showing by mitt romney in the presidential debate, ryan is looking to continue that momentum. ron mott reports. >> reporter: after one final cram debate session in florida, paul ryan emerged wednesday sporting a sweet tooth. and an appetite for a fight with the vice president. he even flexed his muscles for "time" magazine. a photo shoot from last year headed back to newsstands. >> he's one of the most extreme debaters we have in politics but the achilles' heel he has is president obama's record. >> he walked into a rock star welcome in kentucky in kentucky. his opponent, vice president, joe biden, is scheduled to arrive later today having prepped by battle by consuming all things ryan. his speeches, his budget, his book. >> i just want to make sure that when i say these things that i don't have the congressman say, no, i don't have that position or that's not the governor
, tense at times, between the two men who represented the largest age gap of any debate. paul ryan and joe biden were not at the top of the ticket, but the reviews were instant in both style and substance, we begin with ron mott traveling with the campaign in ohio, good evening, ron. >> reporter: brian, good evening to you, as you can see behind me, governor mitt romney behind me in front of a very big crowd, about 8500 people, we're told. and we can tell you there is more confidence in the air around the republican ticket tonight, very pleased on how congressman paul ryan handled himself last night against a very seasoned debater, joe biden. reunited again after what the romney campaign says was a big win in kentucky last night, in a 90-minute marathon of disagreements over everything from social security and taxes. >> it has never been done before. >> reporter: the candidates fought over whether the obama administration dismissed security concerns at the u.s. consulate in libya. >> we were not told they wanted more security. we did not know they wanted more security. >> reporter: it was
president joe biden, debating paul ryan wasn't quite the same television draw as when sarah palin faced off with biden four years ago. an estimated audience of 51 million watched the vice presidential debate last night, well below the nearly 70 million who saw the palin/biden debate in 2008. but president obama and republican nominee mitt romney were very happy with their running mate's performances. >> did you get a chance to watch the debate last night? i think you might agree with me there was one person on stage last night who was thoughtful and respectful, steady and poised. the kind of person you want to turn to in a crisis. >> i thought joe biden was terrific. i could not be prouder. i thought he made a very strong case and i really think that his passion for making sure the economy grows for the middle class came through. >> president obama and romney will debate for a second time next tuesday night at new york's university. >>> solyndra's attorneys filed a lawsuit in san francisco federal court claiming chinese companies conspired to create a monopoly in the solar panel manufacturi
, kentucky, southeast of louisville for tonight's debate between joe biden and pauryan. the vice president and the congressman from wisconsin. this will be the only meeting of these two men who do know each other and have dealt with each other often in washington. paul ryan, in fact, said today he loves joe biden, he just disagrees with him. before this even gets under way, this debate sets the record for the broadest age disparity of any debate. the vice president is 69. congressman ryan is 42. the chance of real fireworks in that hall tonight was increased after the last debate, when an energized mitt romney got the better of the president, as mr. obama all but later admitted in an interview. it is cold in the venue again, a mutually agreed-upon temperature of 65, to enforce the post-nixon political adage, never let them see you sweat. tonight the candidates will be seated. it will all be very close. they'll be separated only by our moderator tonight. she is martha raddatz, senior foreign affairs correspondent for abc news, and there's pressure on her as well after all the talk about the
his son this week, joe unitas. that was a special, special treat. obviously, feeling that we had their blessing and support in us breaking this record and couldn't have happened in a better way. >> michele: you said it's a team win and so many people involved. you asked the commissioner for special permission to have sean payton, along with mickey loomis and joe vitt here. how do you think payton's presence in the building tonight might have impacted this team and this performance? >> gave us some good mojo for sure. i love my coach. i love my coach. so glad he could be here. mickey, joe vitt as well. special for our team. special that they could be a part of this night with the record. just overcome with emotion right now. but, hopefully, it's the first of many opportunities we have of things like this as a team. >> michele: drew, is it a little bit sweeter that this came against the team that drafted you and then let you go, the chargers? >> yeah. i figured you guys are no dummies when you scheduled this on "sunday night football," week five. to be honest, with you i didn't thi
and the sweet treat. captions paid for by nbc-universal television >>> good morning. i'm lynn berry. well, joe biden and paul ryan went head to head in their only face-off of the campaign. the two vp candidates clashed on almost every issue, but who won? well, two post debate polls give us very different views. a cnn/orc flash poll found paul ryan four points ahead of joe biden 48 to 44% among likely voters who watched the debate. but cbs news' flash poll of uncommitted voters gave biden the win with 50% compared to 31% for ryan and 19% called the debate a tie. well, for a look at some of the highlights from last night's debate we go now to nbc's steve handelsman. he is at the debate site in danville, kentucky. steve, good morning. >> reporter: lynn, thanks. good morning from danville, kentucky, where they differed sharply on practically all the big issues, but these are smart, well-informed politicians. paul ryan and joe biden both had reason to feel good about how that came across here last night. a long-time democratic insider versus a republican young gun whose ticket has new momentum. mit
. >>> back here at home, vice president joe biden and republican rival paul ryan prepare to square off tonight in kentucky in their one and only debate. new poll numbers show the current vp has his work cut out for him. according to a new survey from the pew center, just 39% of registered voters view biden favorably compared to 44% who favor ryan. when it comes to predicting the winner of tonight's debate, 40% of registered voters say ryan will come out on top, while 34% think biden will prevail. nbc's tracie potts is joining us from washington with a preview of the debate. tracie, good morning. >>> lynn, good morning. the pressure is definitely on . paul ryan somewhat of the underdog because vice president's done this a number of times before, but you can see he's favored in those numbers. he's been in florida, and before that in virginia doing at least three mock debates that we know of. now he's already in kentucky. the vice president will arrive later this afternoon, just hours before that debate begins. we are told he's been in delaware, not only studying ryan's book and his speec
is always a party. still ahead at 11:00, they come out swinging. joe biden and paul ryan go toe-to-toe last night in the vice presidential debate. we will have a recap for you. >>> and the mythbusters make the jump from the small screen to the old exhibit hall. i'm bob redell. i'll take you live to where they have taken their show on the road. that report coming up. >>> and the biggest tech ipo since facebook. we will take a look ahead in business news. alright let's break it down. mom, pop it. ♪ two inches apart, becky. two inches. t-minus nine minutes. [ ding ] [ female announcer ] pillsbury cinnamon rolls. let the making begin. ♪ too bad the guys aren't here we're clear. ok, swarm! swarm! hello [ female announcer ] pillsbury chocolate chip cookies. let the making begin >>> the nobel peace prize has been awarded to the european union. the committee cited the human rights and continued peace in europe since it has bn established after world war ii. it dismissed the troubles citing it has done more to promote peace between european countries. >>> on to decision 2012. okay, these gentlem
. >>> good morning. combative and confrontational, joe biden and paul ryan come out swinging in their one and only vice presidential debate. >> with all due respect, that's a bunch of malarkey. >> mr. vice president, i know you're under a lot of duress to make up for last round. >> without a clear winner, did the debate matter? >>> leon panetta issues a warning about computer hackers, a scenario he describes as a possible cyber pearl harbor that could be as destructive as the 9/11 attacks. we are live at the pentagon. >>> and hello brooklyn, the legendary barbara streisand takes the stage in her hometown for the very first time. ♪ beneath the moon, the stars and under the sun ♪ >> the homecoming concert, decades in the making, friday, october 12, 2012. >>> from nbc news, this is a special edition of "today," decision 2012 with matt lauer and savannah guthrie. live from studio 1-a in rockefeller plaza. >>> good morning, welcome to "today" on friday morning, i'm matt lauer. >> good morning, i'm savannah guthrie. what a night. where were you in the debate? >> second row of the yankee gam
bunch snagged the home balls. when joe dirt is not fishing balls out of the cove, he is tossing pennies in for luck. >> every penny that i've had the last ten years, down at the bottom of the cove. >> reporter: the superstition seems to pay, elsewhere, they're handing over cash for tickets. greg griffey is out 300 bucks, so far the a's say some 20,000 tarp-covered seats will remain off limits. but fans eager to pay for a spot in the stadium are pressuring the team to make room. lots of people are making money as two bay area franchises are heading into the playoffs, the one loser could be the boss. >> i could be missing work for the game. >> reporter: employees will be fielding sick calls. san francisco is playing cincinnati here tomorrow, and the mayors of both series made a friendly bet. the loser of both series will host a firehouse chili cookoff, and they are confident that mayor ed lee will be visiting san francisco. >> certainly hope so all right, thank you very much jean, and of course, we can't forget the blue angels, the fighter jets will fly again tomorrow. and so the question
-out wrong to make that comment. >> mike, thank you. we asked joe scarborough from "morning joe" to take a look back at the week that was in politics. something we're going to call our "weekend mojo." >> so, joe, it was an important week. the presidential election, the unemployment rate came out yesterday at 7.8%. that seems to be -- appeared to be good news for the president. >> there's a big economic debate on exactly what it means. we debated it this week when the number came out. a confusing number. but the political impact, straight forward. this is great news for barack obama. the best number in over three and a half years. what it means for the economy and more importantly for americans trying to find a new job. it's too early to tell. >> of course, the president and governor romney this week went head-to-head in their first dae bait. ta >> for 18 months he's been running on this tax plan. now five months before the election he's saying his big, bold idea is never mind. >> mr. president obama, you're entitled to your own airplane and own house, but not the facts. >> i think it's s
, joe biden battled paul ryan. to keep president obama's hopes alive. the vice presidential debate, everything the obama romney matchup wasn't. it was fiery, animated and a good old fashioned political brawl. we have team coverage for you tonight. steve handlesman shows us the best of the debates. some fans tried to juggle both of those events. >> we did a pretty good job with election day less than one month away. some a's fans made watching that debate a priority. tuning in to that spirited exchange while monitoring the score. a's fans cheered on the big game. fans could also tune in to the vice presidential debate. >> it's cool, i can't hear it, though. >> my eyes are going back and forth. so many tv's here. >> he plans to watch joe biden and paul ryan later. >> over at the white hills in oakland, the family is watching baseball and politics. >> we wanted to watch both the debate and the ball game, we love the a's, and it's so season to be in the postseason, the debate is also important. >> diego provided a's highlights he caught on the phone. >> i was on the phone while they we
night's debate. but this is new fallout tonight. mitt romney is now accusing joe biden of not being truthful about the murder of u.s. ambassador chris stevens and three others who died in libya. steve handelsman is in the battleground state of ohio with more. >> reporter: the election could hinge on hamilton county, ohio. cincinnati chili stays the local lunch favorite. but cincinnati voters swing between parties. barack obama won here in '08, but republicans tracy winkler and tony rosiello are relieved today. >> last night's debate is not going to hurt news this county. >> congressman ryan really held his own. >> i will vote for obama, period. >> reporter: last night helped? >> just convinced it. >> reporter: paul ryan was up beat this morning. >> i feel great. >> reporter: in daniel last night, ryan drank a lot of water, but didn't sound nervous. >> job growth in september was slower than it was in august. >> reporter: joe biden smiled a lot. some say condescendingly. >> 5.2 million new jobs, private sector jobs. >> reporter: he denied team obama covered up an al qaeda attack in l
with "morning joe," asking them how they thought undecided voters would react to all the fireworks. >> i think the undecided said you know what? we'll watch some baseball this week. some football. and we'll wait for the main event again next week. we'll see if the president can rebound. both sides gave their base what they needed. joe biden came out -- he was a fighter. democrats have been so depressed over the past week over the president's lackluster performance. a lot like republicans were in 2004 after george w. bush had a horrible first debate against john kerry. as far as paul ryan goes, his job was to do no harm, to hold serve and i think he did that. >> both did what they were supposed to do. in fact, with the presidential debate that came before, everybody wanted more from the president. and so i don't think joe biden had any choice but to go in there and to get it done and that's what he did. >> i found myself wondering, what if someone had watched this debate with the sound down? you think it would have a difference? >> not a lot like watching "morning joe" with the sound down. he w
with a debate against vice president joe biden. >> we don't want four more years like the last four years. >> reporter: one day ahead of a major foreign policy speech in virginia, today mitt romney continued assaulting the president's domestic record at a rally in st. lucy, florida. >> i have an opportunity for america right now that's going to get this economy going and create jobs, jobs and more jobs. 12 million jobs, to be specific. >> reporter: earlier, republican surrogates like newt gingrich were out in force on four leading political shows saying the president's debate performance and the administration's response to the latest jobs report. >> the unemployment report has fallen to its lowest since i took office. >> when you have a white house celebrating a 7.8% unemployment record tells a lot about the failed add miministratiadminist policies. >> they had full charge of the first two years, and the policies this president put in place actually made it worse. the middle class is being buried under this administration. >> reporter: meantime, paul ryan enjoyed a mostly leisurely sunda
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. >>> duel in danville, joe biden and paul ryan face off in the only vice presidential debate. ryan vowing to take the fight directly to biden. biden looking to get his ticket back on track. this morning, exclusive new poll numbers from the three states that could decide this election. >>> and false alarm. a s.w.a.t. team surrounds justin bieber's los angeles home. turns out, he's the latest victim of a hoax, the third aimed at celebrities in recent weeks. and police are trying to find who's behind the string of disturbing pranks today, thursday, october 11th, 2012.3 3 >>> muy buenos dÍas. bienvenidos >>> and good morning, everyone. welcome to "today" on a thursday morning. i'm savannah gurthrie. >> and i'm matt lauer. the news out of colorado seems to be upsetting. police say a body was found outside a suburban park in denver, but police are not releasing details but saying that the search is ongoing. >>> but we'll start this morning with politics. it's a big day in the presidential race. all eyes on danville, kentucky, tonight's vice presidential debate. >> it could be a slugfest. paul
the texans to a 23-17 victory. down 20-7 in the third, the jets' joe mcknight ran back a kickoff return for a touchdown. new york had a chance to take the lead in the fourth quarter, but sanchez was picked off with only two minutes to play. >>> former detroit lie on pro bowl tackler, alex karras well known for his role as a father in "webster" is suffering from kidney failure. he's been suffering from dementia is recent years and is part of the mass concussion lawsuit involving players against the nfl. to baseball now, the cardinals have barbed the nationals 12-4, knotting their series at one. st. louis's carlos beltran hit the last two of his team's four homers. the orioles even it up with if yanks after a two-run single by dave davis in the third. baltimore tacked on a final run with a mark reynolds single there. they held on to one it 3-2. >>> to golf now where tiger woods reportedly apologized to several of his ryder cup rookie teammates for a perper form ans at medina. woods went 0-3 in team play with steve stricter. finally, look at this. more than 20,000 supporters of the argenti
debate partner inside this florida hotel. preparing to square off thursday against joe biden. >> we think he's probably going to come at me like a cannonball, more pressure, because mitt romney put on such a great performance, and the bar is pretty high. >> reporter: ted olson reportedly went back and forth in three mock debates in an indoor tennis court. in between, he worked in some r & r, picking pumpkins with his kids over the weekend. for his part, mr. biden has practiced with chris van hollen. ordering sandwiches from his favorite deli in wilmington, delaware, and lots of gatorade. he's also scouted ryan's speeches and poured into his book "young guns" written with a pair of fellow conservatives. >> i just want to make sure that when i say these things that i don't have the congressman saying, no, no, no, i don't have that position or that's not the governor's position. >> reporter: many political observers discount the importance of vp debates, arguing they rarely if ever have tipped the outcome of the presidential election. that doesn't mean these meetings have been meaningless or
: the dream is still alive for oakland. >> joe giants. >> reporter: madison showed her giants pride at the coliseum. >> a couple of people yelled at me. >> reporter: her giants won, too. fans gathered in san francisco to watch the giants beat cincinnati. that series is also tied at 2-2 with the deciding game thursday morning. giants fans can taste another chance at a world series. >> i am so happy they won. i know they can win tomorrow because they want it. when they want it they are going to get it. i have total faith in them. >> reporter: baseball fans are on post season pins and needles. the giants and the a's are both up for a game again tomorrow. the giants are out of town but the a's will be back here tomorrow night in the coliseum and so will the fans and the energy. i'm going to guess some will be hoarse from the screaming tonight. >> let's see how the a's pulled it off. let's continue our coverage with kate longworth. >> reporter: the a's shocked the world. they were on life support down to their final out with this magical season on the line. the green and gold prove that
national attention. . >>> decision 2012. in less than an hour from now, vice president joe biden and congressman paul ryan will participate in their only campaign debate. we want to bring you a live picture where the debate will be taking place. for more on what to expect, let's bring in larry gersten. will there be much of an audience tonight? >> oh, yeah, probably the second largest in history, really. the record was set in 2080. that's when 70 million people watched biden and palin debate. that's about the same number who watch president obama and mitt romney last week. tonight? yeah, the audience may be a little closer to 55 or 60 million. still, the largest audience that either of those two will see this year. >> for those watching, what should voters look for. >> a couple things. we want to think about the two candidates, which of them is closest to the voters values, we want to know which of the two candidates understands the issues best, and finally, ween watt to know which of the candidates is best suited to preside as president should that likely circumstance come to pa
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, there was 22,000 $250. >> this weekend he delivered nearly $115,000 to brother and sister joe and marie larosa. >> i almost fell backwards. good thing that my brother was with me. i was in shock. >> it's like hitting the lottery, you know. it will change your life. >> reporter: by law this junk man owns everything he puts on his truck, but after cleaning out the velosa's house he made a find he couldn't help imagine holding on to. >> there were 22,300 worth of savings bonds. >> reporter: issued in 1972 with inflation, the savings bond are now worth over $114,000. >> we news our faith in humanity that honest people are out there. it was very nice of him to bring them back. >> 400. >> 5. >> yeah, sold. >> reporter: there's a growing number of reality shows reeling in audiences with the breathtaking prospect of big dollars hidden in ordinary junk. looking to cash in on his own potential for reality stardom he recently had a camera crew finding him around in hopes of landing a show, but this is his best material yet. >> this is the craziest. we found confederate money, gold coin, some watches, and
to almost smack down edwards. benson and quayle, famous. joe biden, everybody talks about the gaffes on the trail, but he won most of the democratic primary debates in 2008. >> but this is a high wire act with joe biden. they are going to be pouring cola down his throat. they'll have a couple of days of bad polling. you have ryan who is very impressive but hasn't done this before. and biden who is a high wire act in an attack mode, which isn't always his natural place. it will make for a good -- >> if i can ask you this, hilary. there is an immediate reaction to these debates about, wow, how do you feel? there is so much information. and this was such a sconstant substantivive debate between romney and the president. you can't score that at all. there is an initial impression and a second impression that develops over time. how does that factor? we've seen it. they are going to try to grind down romney on the idea that he is a chia chameleon, who do you trust, to he really performed well. >> well, the group of undecideds showed that they didn't necessarily change their vote one way o
this past week? >> normally the vice presidential debates are not that key, but now all eyes will be on joe biden to show that he can do a better job than his boss, if you will, president obama against paul ryan and this will be a tough debate. i've been told david axelrod had been planning to take charge of the debate camp, and now he is in charge with the vice president's team. >> andrea mitchell, thank you. >> you bet. >>> another story we're following tonight, gas prices. they're dropping across much of the country which make the soaring increases in california all the more startling. the average price there $4.61 for a gallon of regular, the highest it's ever been. nbc's diana alviar. >> reporter: prices like these make californians consider staying at home. >> it costs $105 to fill up my tank report report it climbed 12 cents overnight to $4.61. that matches the state record set in june 2008. it's as high as $5 at a few stations in the state. the national average is lower, $3.81 a gallon, but still, the highest ever for this time of year. and yet, prices are beginning to fall across t
at at&t park, the giants and the reds. the excitement is in full swing. here now joe rosato jr. who is seeing a lot of orange. >> guys are ready now. >> on a sunny friday afternoon, josh and mike sat outside at&t park. it was a sign fever had taken route. >> they are pretty good. >> but like any good fan josh didn't want to jings things by looking too far ahead. >> i think they are going to do well. >> go to the world series? >> maybe. >> as fans gathered for a preplayoff fan fest there were plenty with predictions. >> we're going all the way. we're going all the way. >> on saturday afternoon the giants begin their playoff run at home against the cincinnati reds. while fans were looking ahead. they were also looking back. >> i was watching world series in 2010 and i came out to the parade and stuff. just hoping they can do it again. >> romeo fired up the cloud including an excited michael pagandart. >> the best feeling to come out here and see all of the fans and the players. i got my parade search on. >> now after a season of ups and downs he's painting a picture of green and gold.
"morning joe" and "way too early" over on msnbc is officially joining the "today" show family as the co-host of our third hour here. willy, thrilled to have you. >> thank you so much. welcome aboard. thank you, savannah. i'm thrilled. i'm humbled. i was thinking coming over here about 60 years of "today" show history going back to dave garroway and to be some small part of that is completely humbling. i can't wait to work every day with you guys, with natalie and al in the 9:00 hour, kathie lee and hoda even. >> what do you mean even? >> i couldn't be more thrilled. >> we want to ask -- what is the even thing? what the heck that was about? >> sometimes i will stoop to coming on this show. i don't know if that was clear or not there. >> we love you to pieces. we love you so much. we say that to everybody but we don't really mean it. with you, we mean it. >> say one more thing this getup today -- >> aren't you into it? >> she looks like she is getting ready to mount sea biscuit and go for a ride. >> mount something. >> all you're missing is the crop. >> spank me, baby. >> i won't do that.
: and, jenna, this week the real campaign continues. thursday joe biden and paul ryan will have their own throwdown. the vice presidential debate. that comes on thursday. meanwhile, the president flies out to california today. he's raising money. he has a star-studded fund-raiser and concert with katy perry and jennifer hudson. tonight mitt romney continues to campaign in the swing state of florida. jenna? >> mike viqueira at the white house, thank you. david gregory is moderator of "meet the press." good morning. >> good morning, jenna. >> mike talked about fund-raising. both campaigns are in their final push as the election is just a month away. president obama's campaign is nearing the $1 billion mark this election year as far as raising funds. how much of an impact does this type of money have as you near the election? >> well, it becomes important because there's still a lot of views being shaped about the race through negative advertising that you see in the battleground states. and so, you know, i don't think campaign cash is going to be a huge issue for either side but i
of joe paterno. sandusky did give an 18-minute statement in court today. in a jailhouse radio interview that aired last night, sandusky claimed to be the victim of a conspiracy. even the minimum sentence of 30 years is effectively a life sentence for sandusky who is 68 years old. his attorneys said they do expect to appeal the conviction. >>> for the first time in its history, the united states does not have a protestant majority. the percentage of propertestant adults has fallen to 48%. americans who claim no religion has increased from 15% to 20% in the last five years. >>> here's brian williams with a look at what's coming up tonight on "nbc nightly news." >> good morning. coming up tonight when we join you for "nightly news," what can always be the toughest moment? dealing with adult parents. taking away the car keys. we have advice from the experts on how to tell ageing parents the time has come. that and more when we join you here tonight for "nightly news." >>> for a look at what's trending today, our quick roundup of what has you talking online. finally getting a glimpse of jenn
joe biden and paul ryan, and suddenly after the lopsided performance by the president last week, womillie, e stakes are higher. >> peter alexander, thank you. peter touched on it. we don't always give the most attention to the vice presidential debate, we did four years ago because of sarah palin, but it has new meaning because of the jobs numbers that came out friday, it is an important six or seven days. >> a lot for the gentlemen to talk about, thursday night, a battle in danville, kentucky between paul ryan and vice president joe biden, so they'll be hoping to make the most of that opportunity. >>> we want to check the day's other top stories. natalie morales is at the news desk. good morning to you. >> good morning, savannah and willie, good morning, everyone. an unprecedented term for hugo chavez as the socialist leader, reelected president of venezu a venezuela. carrie sanders is there. good morning. >> reporter: good morning. the official reports show that the president won that unprecedented third term with 54% of the vote. the newspaper headline says it all, six more
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